Fourth Boba Shop, Möge Tee, to Splash into Harvard Square
Moge Tee is set to join Harvard Square in early 2023. The new boba shop will open at 54 JFK St. — the same location as Boston Tea Stop, which closed its doors in December 2021.
New Fish on the Block: Students, Locals Welcome Ice Cream Store Taiyaki NYC to Harvard Square
Days before soft serve ice cream store Taiyaki NYC celebrates the grand opening of its Harvard location, the newest addition to the Square has already lured in students and local residents.
Central Rock Gym Brings New Heights to Harvard Square
Central Rock Gym rocked Harvard Square with its grand opening in the Abbot Building this past August.
Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square
Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.
Students Mourn, Celebrate Relocated El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square
It was only the second day of class, but Sabrina M. “Rezzy” Reznik ’25 estimated she had visited El Jefe’s Taqueria “three or four times” since arriving on campus for the fall semester.
Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza
Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.
Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today
Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.
Taco ’Bout News!: El Jefe’s Taqueria to Relocate Within Harvard Square
El Jefe’s Taqueria, a staple of Harvard Square, is set to move into a new location around the corner from its current storefront in August.
Seasonings Change: Spyce to Close Harvard Square Location
Spyce, a robotic kitchen startup founded by MIT graduates, announced last Thursday it will close its Harvard Square location.
Harvard Shuttle Crashes into Tasty Burger on JFK Street; No Injuries Reported
An electric Harvard shuttle crashed onto the sidewalk in front of Tasty Burger and the Garage on John F. Kennedy Street at approximately 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.
Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust Approves $7 Million Expenditure on Neighborhood Nine Development
The Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust approved a funding request of nearly $7.4 million for an affordable housing development in the Neighborhood Nine area of Cambridge in a virtual meeting Thursday afternoon.
‘Back to Our Roots’: Plant-Based Cafe Mother Juice to Open in Smith Center in March
Mother Juice, a plant-based cafe with Boston roots, is set to open a fourth location in the Smith Campus Center in March 2022.
Comedy Club to Move Into Vacant Curious George Store Space in 2022
The Comedy Studio will relocate from Somerville to Harvard Square in 2022, taking over the space on JFK Street that was formerly occupied by the Curious George Store.
Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Opens in Harvard Square
Family-owned Dominican restaurant Las Palmas Restaurant & Catering celebrated the opening of its third location two weeks ago, joining Blackbird Doughnuts and Sally’s Sandwiches in the Smith Campus Center’s remodeled arcade.
Cambridge Uncommon Pop-Up Store Debuts in Harvard Square
Cambridge Uncommon, a local e-commerce start-up, opened its first ever pop-up shop on the second floor of the Cambridge Savings Bank building on Oct. 21.
Oktoberfest Harvard Square 2021
The 42nd annual Oktoberfest festival returned to Harvard Square this past Sunday. The festival featured live music, crafts, food, and beer gardens.
Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut
Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.
‘Is That What We Think It Is?’: Rodents Infest Cambridge, Harvard Square
A rising rat population in Harvard Square is pestering students and city officials alike, as Cambridge tries to address the influx of unwelcome rodentia.
Chase Bank Branch to Open in Center of Harvard Square in 2022
The business will be housed at 9 JFK St. — across from CVS — and is part of a 60 branch expansion into New England that Chase announced in 2018, per JPMorgan Chase spokesperson Briana Curran. Currently, Chase’s only presence in the Square is an ATM in the Harvard Square MBTA station.
What’s New? What’s Gone? A Look at 12 Businesses in Harvard Square
In the past 18 months, Harvard Square has undergone an extensive transformation, with new shops opening during the pandemic, as well as long-established stores closing for renovations or leaving the Square for good.
Student-Run Homeless Shelters to Operate at Reduced Capacity This Winter
As Harvard students returned en masse to Cambridge earlier this month, Harvard student-run homeless shelters have made plans to operate at reduced bed capacity for overnight guests this fall and winter.
Longtime Square Staple Spicies To Close, Making Way For Boston Ramen Co.
After serving Thai food in Harvard Square for over two decades, Spicies will shutter its doors in the coming weeks, with Boston Ramen Co. set to take over the space.
Seafood Chain Boiling Crab Scuttles Into Harvard Square
The Boiling Crab, a seafood chain originally from Garden Grove, Calif., plans on debuting its first Massachusetts location in Harvard Square early next year.
Award-Winning Ramen Chain Menya Jiro Expands into Harvard Square
Award-winning Japanese ramen brand Menya Jiro celebrated the grand opening of its first Boston location in Harvard Square on July 14.